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73 landscapes.

73 locations.

73 days.

a personal expedition for charity.

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Our Challenge

We are aiming to take 73 landscape photographs in 73 locations across the Peak District in just 73 days. Whenever we are in the Peak we take a fantastic book called 'Through the lens' by James Grant with us. His book marks 73 locations across the Peak which offer potential for beautiful landscape photos.

 

Please see the About page to find out why we are doing this and which charities we are supporting. 

The challenge is sponsorship driven so please please Donate anything you can. The best photos will be printed and exhibited at a local venue after the end of the 73 days (more on that later). Any sales of prints will be added to funds raised.

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Journey Statistics
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  • Miles Driven:

  • Miles Walked:

  • Steps Taken: 

73

2759.2

160.07

280787

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Sprinting down Derwent Edge

I did my fair share of complaining about the weather last week, this week (so far) has been great, windy, but great. Most of the Peak District had been forecast to have clear sky's which is enjoyable but doesn't make for interesting landscape photos. The only place with any cloud predicted was at Ladybower Reservoir, that would be our destination for the sunset; location number 7, Derwent Edge. Like with so many of the locations, the ascent was steep and, to take a phrase from 'Peak District - Through the Lens', a bit of a "lung buster". We were back to the snails pace from the previous day, perhaps we need to do some of the easier locations just to give our legs a rest? We dragged each othe

The early bird catches the worm

After such a late night, the prospect of a 4 a.m alarm was not a welcome one. The weather forecast was favourable though and the location we had in mind was only in Buxton (25 minute drive from home). We were heading for Solomon's Temple, not a place either of us had been to before despite it being on our doorstep. We arrived in plenty of time and walked up to the temple, our legs were still really aching from the previous night, it took us 30 minutes or so, a snails pace really. The cloud was looming, I'm beginning to think it waits for us to arrive and then invades the sky just at the wrong moment. Not today though! Today it left a lovely gap above the horizon, when the sun rose it lit the

Did that just happen?

The weekend, such a relaxing and chilled time in the Bould household... nope! It's been a rather busy one again with 3 sunsets and 2 sunrises in succession, needless to say, we are both very tired. Todays blog entry covers location number 25 which is Alderman's Hill in Saddleworth. I could actually see the hesitation in Tracy's face when I told her it was the big hill next to The Trinnacle (where Tracy got injured). Nevertheless, we hopped in the car and drove for what felt like forever, arriving at about 7PM. The ascent up the hill was steep, we arrived earlier than usual so we could take our time. I wouldn't describe the walk as pleasant, but it made a nice change from rushing. The views f

The calm before the storm

Not a literal storm, although that would make for a great photo. No, I'm referring to the weekend. Not having to worry about work means we can do a sunrise and sunset on the same day (weather allowing). Last night it made sense for us to do a location that didn't involve a huge amount of walking, save that for the weekend! We checked the weather for the various parts of the Peak, which is becoming somewhat of a ritual by now, it looked good in Baslow so that's where we headed. We were joined by a bit of a hero of ours, his name is Simon, he was our fantastic consultant at the hospital throughout the pregnancy. He is a landscape photographer himself which was always a welcomed change of subje

A dedication to Grace Ann Coles

If you have been following us from the start you'll know that we are taking our Aching Arms teddy with us on all 73 locations. Aching Arms is a charity that provide bereaved parents with a teddy (usually at the hospital) so that they have something to hold onto, it doesn't sound like a lot but it really does help tremendously. The teddy is named after another child that has also sadly passed away. Our teddy is named after a little girl called Grace Ann Coles. Through Aching Arms Tracy and I found Grace's parents and messaged them about 73in73. It's been a heart warming experience connecting with Grace's mum and dad, especially being able to show them all of the places that our Grace bear has

The race for Stanage Edge

Some parts of the Peak District are well over an hours drive from where we live, even more so at rush hour. On a weekday, this makes getting to a location in time for sunset quite the challenge in its self. The weather forecast looked promising for Hathersage which is part of the Dark Peak, I had already packed my bag the previous night so no time was wasted doing that once I got home from work. I also had a big lunch so I could skip dinner in the evening. Within 5 minutes of getting home we were in the car and on the way to Stanage, the usual tea-time traffic was frustrating but not as bad as it had been on previous trips. We arrived at the car park at about 7:30pm, neither of us had been t

The man himself - James Grant!

A very special blog entry today! We got to spend an evening with James Grant, the author of 'Peak District Through the lens' which is the book this entire challenge is centred around. James has been extremely supportive and helpful throughout our adventure and last night he joined us at Birchen Edge, location number 22, to photograph the sunset. Not only did James bring an incredible amount of expertise and knowledge, he also brought some good weather with him. For the first time in what feels like a lifetime, we actually got a sunset worth waiting for! In fact, the whole evening was an absolute pleasure; no midges biting us, the walk to the location wasn't tough, we didn't have to rush and

Our Challenge

We are aiming to take 73 landscape photographs in 73 locations across the Peak District in just 73 days. Whenever we are in the Peak we take a fantastic book called 'Peak District Through the lens' by James Grant with us. His book marks 73 locations across the Peak which offer potential for beautiful landscape photos.

 

Please see the About page to find out why we are doing this and which charities we are supporting. 

The challenge is sponsorship driven so please please Donate anything you can. The best photos will be printed and exhibited at a local venue after the end of the 73 days (more on that later). Any sales of prints will be added to funds raised.

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